Collection: Mathushek Pianos

Founded in 1852 by Frederick Mathushek in New York, the Mathushek Piano Company quickly gained recognition for its innovative designs and exceptional sound quality. Mathushek, an immigrant from Germany, was known for his unique approach to piano construction, introducing several pioneering features such as the linear bridge and equalized scale. These innovations helped Mathushek pianos produce a rich and grand sound, often compared to much larger instruments.

By 1866, Mathushek had established his own firm in New Haven, Connecticut, where he continued to experiment with and refine his designs. One of the most famous models was the "Colibri," a small piano with a tone that rivaled many larger square pianos of the time. Mathushek also introduced the "Orchestral" square grand pianos, known for their cello-like tonal quality.

In the early 20th century, the company became associated with Jacob Brothers and produced a variety of piano styles, including the successful Spinet Grand, which was a modern iteration of the traditional square grand piano. Despite the financial difficulties of the Great Depression, Mathushek pianos remained popular for their distinctive sound and durable construction.

Mathushek's legacy continued until the 1950s, when the company ceased production. Today, Mathushek pianos are highly valued by collectors and musicians for their historical significance and exceptional craftsmanship.

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